Wyoming attorney general won’t charge retired bishop accused of abuse – Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming attorney general won’t charge retired bishop accused of abuse Seth Klamann Denver Gazette The Wyoming attorney general has decided against charging retired bishop Joseph Hart, effectively ending law enforcement and victims’ efforts to hold accountable a top Catholic cleric facing decades of sexual abuse allegations.

A spokeswoman for the Cheyenne Police Department, which launched the sexual abuse investigation into Joseph Hart in April 2018, said in an email that Attorney General Bridget Hill would not be pursuing charges.

Cheyenne Police brought the case to Hill’s office in July, after prosecutors elsewhere in Wyoming also declined to charge the retired bishop.

Hunter’s family is among the first known to have raised allegations against Hart in the 1990s, after one of the brothers died of AIDS.

He would became full bishop two years later.

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